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Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! #4678075
02/25/18 07:40 PM
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fdcg27 Offline OP
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We were shopping Meijer today so we of course had to check out the auto department. Well, wife didn't but I did.
What to my wondering eyes did appear but M1 EP HM!
Priced the same as regular EP, so a few bucks more than AFE or regular HM.
So, in the 0W-20 grade there are now AFE, HM, AP, EP and EP HM offerings of M1.
Five choices of M1 in this grade alone.
Seems like more than enough, but then I wasn't a marketing major.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: fdcg27] #4678077
02/25/18 07:42 PM
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How about AP HM; cleans up the mess left by using AP


2004 Prius; 102K; ASL
2007 Yaris 78K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;132K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise
Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: fdcg27] #4678085
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In the shop
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Originally Posted By: fdcg27
We were shopping Meijer today so we of course had to check out the auto department. Well, wife didn't but I did.
What to my wondering eyes did appear but M1 EP HM!
Priced the same as regular EP, so a few bucks more than AFE or regular HM.
So, in the 0W-20 grade there are now AFE, HM, AP, EP and EP HM offerings of M1.
Five choices of M1 in this grade alone.
Seems like more than enough, but then I wasn't a marketing major.


Oh you saw this as well? smile

Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: fdcg27] #4678087
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09' Camry LE

ST 5w30 and TG 4386(filter on for second 5k run)
Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: fdcg27] #4678114
02/25/18 08:18 PM
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Yes my WM had that today along with plenty of other stuff in the high price spread. So as a buyer I will sit on the sideline in the wait for Rollback mode.

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2004 Corolla 128202
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74615
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: fdcg27] #4678119
02/25/18 08:21 PM
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To me it is getting a little ridiculous with Mobil 1 products lately. It almost seems like they had some kind of management shakeup, and they're moving the company in a rather odd, product overlapping, wasteful direction.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: demarpaint] #4678135
02/25/18 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: demarpaint
To me it is getting a little ridiculous with Mobil 1 products lately. It almost seems like they had some kind of management shakeup, and they're moving the company in a rather odd, product overlapping, wasteful direction.


Surprised too … but look at the Amsoil photo we just got … and there are many 0/5w20 motors running around today.
Heck, it’s the same price I already pay for EP … it can be my second in line oil change for the Fusion as she tops the century mark next month … it’s a 4-1/2 Q motor anyway …

Management shakeup … yes, the new CEO comes from that side of the business … Tillerson was upstream …

Last edited by 4WD; 02/25/18 08:31 PM.
Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: fdcg27] #4678167
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When at Wally World recently, I noticed that it seems everyone is now offering 0W-20 in a High Mileage variety.


2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i - Idemitsu 0W-20 & Mobil 1 filter
2007 Mercedes SL550 - M1M 5W-40 & MB OEM filter
Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: demarpaint] #4678174
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Wouldn't be surprised if the Mobil suits finds it cheaper and more effective to divert a few billion from the marketing black hole to fudge formulas a bit, brainstorm a novel application, enter a new SKU and print new labels. This way, it's an assault where it matters- in the aisle. Got a blue sedan made after 2001? Only Mobil 1 makes an oil specifically for blue sedans made after 2001!


There's no replacement...'scosity for natural viscosity
Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: fdcg27] #4678193
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All 0w-20s are good so why claim or just rep 1 oil from one certain name you don't really care to name drop other than you are using their oil temporarily. I am running what's listed as or could be a full syn but more likely blend from the honda dealer service and this oil hasn't burned a drop for thousands of miles where as mobil 1 and even Pennzoil products have burned in higher viscosity grades (different car but still, who looks at engine design when they evaluate oil, certainly no one on BITOG)

I would even venture to say, minus engine design component, that if you are burning any oil using 30 weights (10w, 5w) or even higher or anything in between, try a 0w-20 and see if your burning ceases. Keep in mind, I've only used Phillips 66 synthetics made for Honda dealer but you can try any 0w-20 and try it, I know this one doesn't burn and it isn't even considered elite. Maybe it's time to consider all 0w-20s elite status over higher viscosity grades. Shear stable or oil that doesn't burn is important for wear and deposits namely minimizing them cause they can't be eliminated.

Last edited by HondaBroMike; 02/25/18 09:40 PM.


Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: fdcg27] #4678284
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Quote:
To me it is getting a little ridiculous with Mobil 1 products lately. It almost seems like they had some kind of management shakeup, and they're moving the company in a rather odd, product overlapping, wasteful direction.


There is a marketing strategy that has been used by Campbell Soup,
Many varieties to push other brands off the shelf or overwhelm the
buyer.


My 2’


There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.
Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: dwendt44] #4678351
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Well maybe MOBIL need an Extended Hi Milage PCMO to QUIET & remove IRON from thier other products .

Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: LEADED] #4678360
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Why don’t you actually get a dB meter like I did ~ PUP was louder ~ what color parrot are you?

Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: 4WD] #4678369
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Originally Posted By: 4WD
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
To me it is getting a little ridiculous with Mobil 1 products lately. It almost seems like they had some kind of management shakeup, and they're moving the company in a rather odd, product overlapping, wasteful direction.


Surprised too … but look at the Amsoil photo we just got … and there are many 0/5w20 motors running around today.
Heck, it’s the same price I already pay for EP … it can be my second in line oil change for the Fusion as she tops the century mark next month … it’s a 4-1/2 Q motor anyway …

Management shakeup … yes, the new CEO comes from that side of the business … Tillerson was upstream …


Yes I saw the Amsoil photo as well. I won't comment....... Cheers1

It should be interesting to see what if any offerings come in retaliation from Pennzoil in the near future.......... Stay tuned.


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Yet another M1 0W-20 grade flavor! [Re: demarpaint] #4679009
02/26/18 06:05 PM
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fdcg27 Offline OP
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Well, SOPUS seems disinclined to market even their best synthetic oils as offering extended drain capabilities, even though we all know that PP 0W-20=M1 AFE and that PUP=M1 EP.
I therefore don't expect any Pennzoil extended drain offerings anytime soon even though doing so would involve no more than a change in labeling and website verbiage.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i

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